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Old 01-29-2019, 10:19 PM
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Thanks tgavem. We're thinking about hitting up the Tire Rack teen car control school at the HPD training facility in April. Any experience with it?
no, but our local track, MSRHOUSTON has a teen driving school and we will go there.
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Old 01-29-2019, 10:50 PM
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Launch control going into a turn never turns out well.
Stupid is, as, well, you know.
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Old 01-29-2019, 10:53 PM
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Thanks tgavem. We're thinking about hitting up the Tire Rack teen car control school at the HPD training facility in April. Any experience with it?
Both my kids did that at HPD (daughter had so much fun she did it twice). VERY good agenda and instruction, and focus on learning car skills, not just going fast.
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Old 01-31-2019, 05:49 PM
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How about an 80's Crown Vic. May not have all the nanny stuff, but surely would protect her in a collision.
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Old 01-31-2019, 06:51 PM
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My first car was a Vega and I doubt it would have scored very well at all. When our son turned 16 last year we bought him a new 2017 Camaro RS. However, we live in a rural setting with only two intersections with red flashing lights. You always preach driving the speed limit, avoiding distractions and driving defensively and pray for the best. Is probably one of the most dangerous times in a young persons life.
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Old 01-31-2019, 08:01 PM
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Originally Posted by Hurricane View Post
It does NOT look safe at all. You may want to look into a Volvo.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LzXJBSRp6wE
oh, no!! That car came apart like a bunch of legos!

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Old 01-31-2019, 08:24 PM
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Originally Posted by luv2sleep View Post
My wife says that I'm a tyrant to our boys. I then ask her how does she think they've turned out. She says, "great of course". I say, "zaaactly". End of conversation. I see too many spoiled kids in our neck of the woods with no respect for others, which is a direct result of having no self respect. Old school is good school.
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Old 02-01-2019, 08:40 AM
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How about an 80's Crown Vic. May not have all the nanny stuff, but surely would protect her in a collision.
Unfortunately, that's not the case. Computer design and real crash testing has greatly advanced crash worthiness of cars in recent years. This video was linked in 911-Tours' thread above -
Check out how the passenger in this (then) new sub compact fares vs the passenger in the 90s Volvo 940 wagon.
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Old 05-15-2019, 12:48 PM
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Here's some death rate study info, which, as noted, takes a while to accumulate for particular models, more so those with low sales numbers. General information on various vehicle types in presented, with good data studies in PDF for older gen cars.
https://www.iihs.org/iihs/topics/driver-death-rates
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